(Inter)National Day on Writing

The National Day on Writing is an annual event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English on October 20. I’ve been a member of NCTE for a long time, but when I moved overseas, I joined my colleagues in creating our own version, the (Inter)National Day on Writing.

Pictures from these events have been publicized by NCTE, the New York Times Learning Blog, the National Center for Literacy Education, and the National Writing Project.

2014, 2017, 2018 (Qatar) and 2015 (Singapore)

Some of the activities we’ve done:

  • Scrabble
  • Magnetic poetry in Arabic and English
  • Lipogram contest
  • Arabic calligraphy
  • Flash fiction
  • Poetry
  • #whyIwrite selfies
  • Software that analyzes network graphs of writing relationships
  • Make your own meme
  • Blackout poetry